fantasy premier league – the early bandwagons and sinking ships for GW21


Here’s my view of the fantasy premier league bandwagons and sinking ships for GW21 up coming.  If your’e not familiar these are the 5  most transferred in and the 5 most transferred out players so far in the gameweek.  Remember  FA Cup games are happening before the next gameweek so there is additional risk in early transfers

The fantasy premier league bandwagons

 

Rodriguez

If your’re trying to fit in Walcott Hazard and Silva/YYT into your team you may need to think about a cheaper striker than the Rooney Suarez and Lukaku threesome.  Rodriguez is definitely an option here.  He’s not started 13 consecutive games so he’s not a rotation problem like Osvaldo and Lambert.  He even played as the only striker on the weekend.  Although he’s blanked in the last 2 difficult games before that he scored 5 goals and an assist in 6 games.  His next 6 games have a few decent fixtures in them as well.  He’s a buy if you need the cash to bolster your midfield

Next 6 fantasy premier league fixtures:

West Brom (H)
Sunderland (A)
Arsenal (H)
Fulham (A)
Stoke City (H)
Hull City (A)

Walcott

Been sensational since his return to the team.  In the 5 games started he’s scored 5 goals and an assist.  Keeps very advanced position.  Will be even more lethal with Ozil feeding through balls to him on Ozils return.  Reasonable fixtures on the way as well

Next 6 fantasy premier league fixtures Aston Villa (A)
Fulham (H)
Southampton (A)
Crystal Palace (H)
Liverpool (A)
Man Utd (H)

Koscielny

The cheaper alternative to Mertesacker.  Arsenal with Everton are my 2 top defensive sides at the moment so coverage is desirable.  Hasn’t got the attacking returns but has got 2 clean sheets in his last 2 games and 2 bonus points in each of those games.  Arsenal have got 8 clean sheets in their last 12 games.  A Buy if you can’t afford Mertesacker

Next 6 fantasy premier league fixtures:

Aston Villa (A)
Fulham (H)
Southampton (A)
Crystal Palace (H)
Liverpool (A)
Man Utd (H)

Hazard

Has really upped his consistency and if you go back to GW11 he’s returned in 7 of the 10 games played since.  He’s even returned in 3 out of the 5 away games.  Continues to be immune from rotation in the premier league as only not started 1 game.  Interestingly owned by 10 of the 10 fantasy premier league managers teams I’ve analysed.  Form at the moment means that fixtures aren’t that relevant.  They are a little mixed.  A definite BUY

Next 6 fantasy premier league fixtures:

Hull City (A)
Man Utd (H)
West Ham (H)
Man City (A)
Newcastle (H)
West Brom (A)

Adebayor

It was only 2 season ago  that he scored 17 goals and 12 assists and finished at £9.2m cost.  At £7.7m he’s a bargain.  Sherwood has turned Spurs into a much more attacking side.  It was interesting against Man Utd he also played 4-4-2 although you could say depending on where you thought Rooney was he was just matching up. 3 goals and 2 assists in the 4 games since returning is a great return.  Palace at home, even with improvement are an attractive fixture. A Buy again if you want to release some funds for your midfield or defence.  Fixtures are a little mixed

Next 6 fantasy premier league fixtures:

Crystal Palace (H)
Swansea (A)
Man City (H)
Hull City (A)
Everton (H)
Newcastle (A)

The fantasy premier league sinking ships

Giroud

An ankle injury although in theory expected back for GW21.  Walcott seems the better option at the moment for Arsenal coverage.  This also frees up a forward position where there’s more options.  A Sell for me

Next 6 fantasy premier league fixtures:

Aston Villa (A)
Fulham (H)
Southampton (A)
Crystal Palace (H)
Liverpool (A)
Man Utd (H)

Jagielka

Out to the end of the January injured.  Could be back then for GW23.  A sell for me.  Upgrade to Coleman at £6.7m or if you’re feeling very bold Baines at £7.4m with only 14% ownership.  Alcaraz is the cheap short term option at £4.3m

Next 6 fantasy premier league fixtures:

Norwich (H)
West Brom (A)
Liverpool (A)
Aston Villa (H)
Tottenham (A)
Crystal Palace (H)

Negredo

The natural replacement for Aguero has been a disappointment to say the least.  In his last 6 games he’s got 2 goals and an assist.  He’s started 5 of those games but played more than 61 minutes in only 3.  Considering City have scored 16 goals in those 6 games a return of 2 goals and an assist is pretty poor.  Didn’t look great against Swansea either on the weekend.  An away game to Newcastle isn’t necessarily  going to be the tonic required either.  The fixtures are a little mixed as well.  Pellegrini has talked about splitting him and Dzeko but did (in Silvas absence mind) play 4-4-2 against Swansea.  With Cardiff at home after Newcastle away there’s no need to panic in my mind but there are good alternatives at the moment.

Next 6 fantasy premier league fixtures:

Newcastle (A)
Cardiff City (H)
Tottenham (A)
Chelsea (H)
Norwich (A)
Sunderland (H)

Ozil

According to Physio room could be back for GW21.  Personally I think Walcott is the better option than Ozil so a straight swap is where I would go but Ozil has been a good performer although drifting off a little.  I would still sell for Walcott if you haven’t already

Next 6 fantasy premier league fixtures

Aston Villa (A)
Fulham (H)
Southampton (A)
Crystal Palace (H)
Liverpool (A)
Man Utd (H)

Ivanovic

Out to the end of the month with an injury which is gameweek 23.  Better alternatives in Terry at £6.6m who will get goals and bonus points or the value option of Azpilicueta £5.3m.  Chelsea are finally showing some defensive form and its now 3 clean sheets in their last 4 games

Next 6 fantasy premier league fixtures:

Hull City (A)
Man Utd (H)
West Ham (H)
Man City (A)
Newcastle (H)
West Brom (A)

That’s it.  Normal service will be resumed on articles with “ones to watch” fixture ease etc returning now that there are normal game week intervals

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4 thoughts on “fantasy premier league – the early bandwagons and sinking ships for GW21”

  1. I have one free transfer to use and my team is:

    Howard-Coleman, Shaw, Koescielny-Cabaye,Sterling,Walcott,Hazard-Rooney,Suàrez,Negredo

    I’m confused as to what my transfer should be, I could swap out Karagounis for Lallana(do have the finances for this) and then play a 3-5-2 saving Negredo for the next home game to Cardiff. Or i could swap Negredo for Lukaku/Rodriguez/Adebayor considering the immediate fixures. What should I go for? And if you suggest the Negredo swap, Is Adebayor the better choice considering the not so advanced positioning of Lukaku. I’d not like to save my transfer so that I take advantage of the price rises before using the wildcard.

    • – Sherwood seems impressive.
      – Adebayor playing very well.
      – Expect Adebayor to get opportunities to score/assist in the next 2 fixtures.

      Adebayor for negrado seems like a reliable/sensible swap.

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